Night work begins on CO 7 on June 9 due to weather delays

June 4, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado

ESTES PARK — An excess of spring storms across the state have created delays in road construction, including the resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 7 in Estes Park. Crews from Flatiron Constructors and the Colorado Department of Transportation are working diligently to stay on schedule.

Starting Sunday, June 9, and throughout the week, night work to install drainage pipes about a half mile north of Lily Lake will begin after 7 p.m. Travelers can expect up to 40-minute delays with one-lane closures from approximately one mile south of Mary’s Lake to one mile north of Lily Lake, due to narrow road conditions.


  • Work on this project began last spring and will go through October.

  • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases, these hours may be extended such as the night work beginning next week.


  • Single lane closures with up to 15-minute delays during the day

  • Pilot car through paving work zones

  • Isolated full closures with up to 30-minute delays for rock fall mitigation and night work

  • Shoulder closures

  • Sidewalk detours


  • Cost: $13 million

  • Permanent flood repairs

  • Mill and overlay

  • Road widening to accommodate bike lanes

  • Culvert repairs and replacement  

  • Curb ramps and sidewalk tie-ins

STAY INFORMED: The public is encouraged to sign up for notifications to stay informed. Subscribe to updates by contacting the project hotline phone number at 970-903-9785 or email [email protected]. Additional information on CO 7 can be obtained by visiting the project website:



The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.